Tag Archives | Coconut Milk

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Improbable Chocolate Coconut Pie

If you grew up in the 1970s you probably remember the flood of “impossible” pie recipes that started with one published by Bisquick and that cascaded into impossible-everything variations on the theme.  The basic idea is that you toss some ingredients into a blender, pour it into a pie tin, and then you bake yourself […]

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Pannukakku (grain free)

My graduate school years in the U.P. included an introduction to a lot of new-to-me foods, most of them of Finnish origin.  Pannukakku was one of my favorite Keewenaw breakfasts–warm, puffy, and custard-like, this baked pancake is a perfect way to start your day during the cold days of winter.  Traditional recipes call for a […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is my healthier version of the popular Starbucks drink, which, while delicious, is absolutely loaded with sugar.  You can make the recipe hot or iced, but since we are still dealing with weather in the 90′s here I went with iced.  Lots of ice.  I am not really much of a coffee drinker, but […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Carrot Halwa Pops (dairy free)

These pops are officially my new favorite thing. If you have never tried carrot halwa, it is a rich, carrot pudding with origins in India. It has dozens of variations but a common denominator is shredded carrots cooked until soft with milk and spices, and usually topped with nuts that have been cooked in ghee. […]

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